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5.0 out of 5 stars
Forget the iPods - get creative, 7 May 2005
I wanted a small, light MP3 player for running, gym, etc. I chose Creative due to their reputation, and good experiences in the past.
The MuVo is probably the best toy I've bought in years. I am an MP3 novice, but I found absolutely no problems using it. So long as you can get your music onto your PC in the first place, and know how to do basic file copying on your PC you can't go wrong.
The plus sides are:
o it does not use rechargable batteries like iPods and other products
o it does not need any software installed on your PC - just plug it into your USB port and drag and music drop files (or folders containing music files)
o it supports WMA and MP3 - unlike the Apple iPod - and WMAs are half the size of MP3s! Twice as much music on your player.
o it is dead light
o the armband it comes with is useful, if a bit basic
o the navigation is a piece of cake
o the ability to plug straight into the USB is fantastic
o it can be used as a flash drive, to store Word documents, etc, if you need to
The minus side is:
o it doesn't support playlists (though I don't mind - you can arrange files in folders to group them)
o it may be a bit too light - i sometimes think it's fallen out of my pocket
o the headphones are not that fantastic. They're OK, but I would have expected better from Creative
o when plugged into the USB slot, it may block adjoining slots as it is about 8mm thick. If this is a problem, buy the N200 or whatever it's called (newer model) as this uses a cable
Overall, though, it blows away the iPods I have seen/used. Half a gigabyte is fine (too much, even) for jogging/gym work.
I recommend one to anybody who wants to ditch that massive CD Walkman!